Kaiser Oakland IM Residents residents regularly present original research at regional and national specialty and subspecialty conferences. Residents interested in research learn clinical research skills and are supported with protected time for research, on-site research physician and biostatisticians (free), and funding to attend and present at meetings. See below for recent award-winning presentations!
- Oakland Kaiser is located just down the street from Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, the largest non-Universoty based epidemiology research group in the country.
- Dedicated Assistant Program Director for Research Dr. Joan Lo, MD (Physician Researcher and GME Research Director for KP Oakland Residency Programs) has created a 3-year research program. Residents interested in research will meet with Dr. Lo to design an individualized project. Residents have protected time in all 3 years to engage in research and their scholarly activity is supported by two on-site full-time GME Research Project managers
- We financially support our residents presenting at regional/national conferences
- All Kaiser Oakland residents learn QI methodologies through our 3-year program in QI led by Assistant Program Director Dr. Nicole Tran. Resident QI projects have not only enhanced the care our patients receive, they have also provided another scholarly outlet for residents. In the recent 4 years of the northern California ACP Conference QI competition, Kaiser Oakland IM residents have won 5 of the 8 possible prizes!
Recent Kaiser Oakland Resident Scholarly Awards & Highlights
2018: Dr. David Lee won the Geriatric Presidential Poster for his Research poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society meeting in Orlando, FL. His poster was titled: Prevalence and factors associated with uptake of digital technologies for health-related purposes among frail and non-frail older adults.
2018: Dr. Stephanie Kim won the Presidential Poster Award at the Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago, IL for research completed as a PGY3 resident. Her poster was titled: Ten-year thyroid cancer incidence within an integrated healthcare delivery system.
2018: Dr. Jose Davila won the Maurice Hitchcock Award for Outstanding Poster for his poster presented at the Innovations in Medical Education Conference at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, CA. His poster was titled: The professional development coach: A novel resource for assisting struggling residents.
2017: Paniz Vafaei won First Place in the Northern California American College of Physicians (ACP) Quality Improvement Poster Competition. Her poster was titled: Using Lean Methodology to standardize intake, output and daily weight measurements in hospitalized heart failure patients.
2017: David Lee won Second Place in the Northern California ACP Quality Improvement Poster Competition. His poster was titled: Screening for falls among older adults in resident physician continuity clinics: A quality improvement innovation project.
2017: Paniz Vafaei was a Clinical Vignette WINNER at the National ACP Meeting in San Diego CA for her poster titled: eGAD! A Rare Case of Cerebellar Ataxia.This poster received Second Place at the 2016 Northern California ACP Clinical Vignette Poster Competition and was submitted to the National ACP Poster Competition.
2016: Eilann Santo won Second Place in the Northern California ACP Research Poster Competition. Her poster was titled: Addressing Complex Patients’ Psychosocial Priorities during Time-limited Primary Care Visits.
2014: Lucy Liu won First Place in the Northern California ACP Research Poster Competition. Her poster was titled: Racial Ethnic Differences in Hip Fracture Incidence and Mortality in Older Men.
2014: Somalee Banerjee won Second Place in the Northern California ACP Research Poster Competition. Her poster was titled: Diagnoses of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy after Implementation of a Symptom Questionnaire in a Large Health Plan.
2013: Nicole Tran presented the following at European Cancer Congress (ECCO) in Amsterdam
1) Racial Differences in Risk of Hematologic Malignancies (oral presentation and clinical practice discussion) Tran HN, Li Y, Baer D, Udaltsova N, Friedman GD, Klatsky AL
2) Disparities of Genitourinary Cancer in Men (poster and clinical practice discussion) Tran HN, Li Y, Armstrong MA, Udaltsova N, Friedman GD, Klatsky AL
2013: Sowmya Srinivasan was a recipient of the UCSF Bechtel Scholarship Award, given to select ACGME residents with scholarly or research achievements in aging and geriatrics. She also presented an oral abstract at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Francisco CA entitled: Morbidity and Mortality following Proximal Hip fracture in Older Women.
2012: Saya Akkad won First Place at the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine National Conference Phoenix, AZ for her summary of Kaiser Oakland’s 3-year experience in teaching QI through root-cause analysis.
2012: Stutee Khandelwal won First Place in the Northern California Research Poster Competition. Her poster was titled: Clinical Characteristics, bone Mineral Density and Non-Verbal Osteoporotic Fracture Outcomes Among Post-menopausal U.S. South Asian Women
2012: Sowmya Srinivasan (R2) won first place Clinic Vignette at Regional (California) Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
2011: Nicole Tran (R2) received the prestigious Alfred Soffer Young Investigator Award in Honolulu, Hawaii at the National Chest Conference. Her research focused on disparities in risk factors for different lung cancer cell types. Read more here.
2011: Stacy Shoshan won First Place Place in the Northern California ACP Clinical Vignette Competition. Her poster was titled: Posoconazole versus Paecilomyces: To boldly go where no triazole has gone before.
2011: Pratheepa Sivaswarupan won Second Place in the Northern California ACP Research Poster Competition. Her poster was titled Prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis in a large healthcare delivery system.
2010: Our Kaiser Oakland Team won the Medical Jeopardy Competition – Amit Garg, Alex Krassner, and Stephanie Chang outshined and outlasted their competitors in winning the team Medical Jeopardy competition, beating UCSF in the final round.
2010: Sara Rotner won the ACP Young Associate Award and was honored with the only resident award given at this meeting, and a tribute to Sara’s dedication throughout residency. Sara has stayed at Kaiser as a Primary Care Physician in the Department of Medicine.
2010: Stacy Shoshan won First Place Place in the Northern California ACP Clinical Vignette Competition
2010: Pratheepa Sivaswarupan won Second Place in the Northern California ACP Research Poster Competition
Please see lists below of peer-reviewed publications, ongoing research, and national/regional conference posters by our residents.